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Pwani University a Premier University at the Coast situated in the beautiful scenic tourist resort town of Kilifi is an equal opportunity employer. The University’s Mission is to generate, disseminate and apply knowledge while sustaining excellence in teaching, learning and research by molding students to international standards and encouraging and supporting members of staff to undertake research. The University invites applications from suitable qualified candidates to fill the position of Public Relations and Media Officer Grade 12.

 Public Relations and Media Officer Grade 12     

1 Position: REF: PU/ADV/12/01/2021

 REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION OF PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MEDIA OFFICER GRADE 12

Appointment to this position is either on permanent and pensionable terms or on a three (3)-year renewable performance-based contract, depending on age, citizenship or any other reason.

Qualifications

The candidate must have a minimum of a Bachelors Degree in any of the following specializations;

  • Public Relations or
  • Media Studies or
  • Journalism or
  • Communications or
  • Marketing or
  • Any other equivalent qualifications from a recognised university with a Minimum KCSE Mean Grade C+ or equivalent

In addition, the candidate must:

  • Be a registered member (minimum at an Associate Member level) of the Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK) or relevant professional body

Experience

The candidate must;

  • Have at least five (5) years relevant working experience (post qualification experience) in a Public Relation Office in a university setting or busy organisation with proven integrity, honesty, independence, innovativeness and compliance to deadlines

Skills

Interested applicants should possess the following:-

  • Computer literacy skills including use of graphic communication (videography and photography).
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Good communication (spoken) and creative writing skills
  • Writing press releases and speeches
  • Leadership and Managerial skills
  • Networking and Marketing skill
  • Organisational and Time Management skills with the ability to multi task
  • Creativity, imagination and initiative skills
  • Good teamwork, analytical and problem-solving

In addition the candidate should

  • Show active involvement in International/Continental/Regional /National/ Local/Community activities
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of university policies and regulations regarding public events and public disclosures, and the intricacies of governmental
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the history, administrative structure and activities of public universities and current affairs
  • Be self-driven, flexible and able to work under pressure
  • Show business acumen

Duties and Responsibilities

The officer will perform the following duties and responsibilities

  • Respond to media
  • Document press release and media
  • Prepare media coverage report
  • Conduct public fact-filling
  • Inform the public of events and
  • Organise media events and promotional
  • Organising special events
  • Train and mentor junior staff
  • Create engaging media during key University
  • Undertake related duties assigned by the Corporate Affairs and Marketing
  • Participate in formulation of relevant policies
  • Coordinate in implementation of legislative requirement
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Head of Department

TERMS OF SERVICE

 Benefits for the above position include a competitive basic salary, house allowance, medical cover for staff and dependants, life Insurance, opportunities for further development and training and other regular allowances.

Interested applicants should send four (4) copies of their application for the position. Application and recommendation letters from referees should be addressed to;

 The Vice Chancellor Pwani University

P.O Box 195-80108,

Kilifi

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